Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Casserole With Shrimps & Spinach

Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Cauliflower, for me, is the most versatile ingredient for Keto recipes. You can make rice, pizza dough, and even desserts using this low-carb veggie hero. A cup of cauliflower florets contains only 2.9 grams of carbs, as opposed to 26 grams (gasp!) per cup of diced potatoes.

The easiest and simplest way to incorporate cauliflower in a Keto meal is by grinding and frying it to make cauliflower rice. I’ve done this so many times. I even keep ready-to-fry cauliflower rice in the freezer for when laziness strikes, which is very often! But today, I decided to slave a bit in the kitchen and make a cheesy casserole, just ‘coz I’ve been craving for Bizu’s baked rice.

Cauliflower Rice Casserole

I used three kinds of cheese here–parmesan, mozzarella, and gruyere–but you can skip the fancy ones and just stick to mozzarella (or any quick-meltย cheese). The result is a gooey and creamy dish that’s a complete meal on its own. And did I say low-carb?

Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Casserole With Shrimps & Spinach

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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A perfect substitute dish for your baked rice cravings. Creamy, gooey, and low in carbs!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into cubes
  • 1 small carrot, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • a bunch of spinach leaves
  • half a can of button mushrooms, sliced
  • 200 grams shrimps, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • pinch of paprika
  • parsley, for garnishing

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Make the cauliflower rice: grind the florets using a food processor. If you don’t have one, you can achieve this by grating the whole cauliflower (just be prepared for the mess!).
  3. In a pan, sautee onions, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes, and carrots.
  4. Add the shrimps, and then the mushrooms.
  5. Put in the spinach and keep sauteeing until the leaves are soft and wilted. Season to taste.
  6. In a bowl, mix together cauliflower rice and your sauteed ingredients.
  7. Add cream and cheeses.
  8. Add paprika. Taste, and adjust seasoning.
  9. Transfer to an oven-safe dish, and add more cheese on top.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top turns golden. Top with parsley and serve. Enjoy!

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